HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c309
6. Mr. Boothby

asked the Under secretary of State for Air whether he will give details of the composition of Bomber Command and Fighter Command, respectively, including the number of squadrons, and the types of aircraft.

Mr. Strachey

I regret that it is not in the public interest to give this information.

Mr. Boothby

Can the hon. Gentleman say what justification there is for withholding this information from the House of Commons in times of peace?

Mr. Strachey

I must refer the hon. Member to the Prime Minister's reply to the Leader of the Opposition on an earlier occasion.